Details for the Devon Youth Development Cricket nomination and selection process have been released for the 2024 season.

The nomination and selection process for Youth Development Cricket (YDC) will be separated into two phases.

Phase 1

This phase is specifically for players who are not currently involved in the Performance Pathway.

Players who were involved in the YDC or County Age Group (CAG) Winter Programmes 2023/24 or who have been selected for a YDC or CAG Summer Squad in 2024 will not be observed in this phase.

Players who do not meet these criteria will need to be nominated, including those players who have previously been involved in the Performance Pathway.

Players nominated for the YDC must be born in these date ranges:

Category Date Range
Boys Born on or between 01/09/2010 and 31/08/2015
Girls Born on or between 01/09/2009 and 31/08/2013

Phase 2

In this phase, players selected from Phase 1 will join players who were involved in YDC Winter Programmes 2023/24 for observation.

Players who have been selected for a YDC or CAG Summer Squad in 2024 will automatically be invited into a 2024/25 YDC Winter Programme or for observation into a 2024/25 CAG Winter Programme.


We recommend that club coaches, team managers, or junior coordinators nominate players for the Performance Pathway. Parents cannot nominate their children for observation.

Nominated players must be competent with a hardball.

June 3 - YDC Nomination Window Opens

The window to nominate any player not currently involved in the Performance Pathway opens. There is no need to nominate players who were already involved in YDC or CAG Winter Programmes 2023/24 or a YDC or CAG Summer Squad in 2024.

Nominators are urged to refer to our Talent Development Framework before nominating players.

July 1 - YDC Nomination Window Closes

The window to nominate players closes. Please note this is a firm date and that late nominations will not be accepted unless under exceptional circumstances.

July 12 - Deadline for Observation Date and Venue Selection

Players who have been nominated must have selected an observation date and venue by July 12. A list of dates and venues will be sent to all nominees via email.

July 29 - August 12 - Phase 1 Observation Dates

Date Location Age Groups
July 29 Heathcoat CC Under 12, 13 and 14 Boys
July 29 Cornwood CC Under 11 Boys, Under 13 and 15 Girls
August 2 Heathcoat CC Under 11 Boys, Under 13 and 15 Girls
August 2 Cornwood CC Under 12, 13 and 14 Boys

August 13 - Phase 1 Results and Phase 2 Invitations Sent

All results from Phase 1 and invitations to Phase 2 observations will be sent out to players by August 13.

Because of the large number of players observed in this phase, we will not be able to provide individualised feedback to any nominees.

August 16-30 - Phase 2 Observation Dates

Date Location Age Groups
August 16 Heathcoat CC Under 11 Boys, Under 13 and 15 Girls
August 16 Plympton CC Under 12, 13 and 14 Boys
August 19 Heathcoat CC Under 12, 13 and 14 Boys
August 19 Plympton CC Under 11 Boys, Under 13 and 15 Girls

Week Commencing September 23 - Phase 2 Results and Winter Training Invitations Sent

All results from Phase 2 and invitations to Winter Training Programmes 2024/25 will be sent out by the end of the week commencing September 23.

Brief individualised feedback will be provided to players following Phase 2 observations.

November 2024 - April 2025 - Winter Training Programmes Take Place

The YDC Winter Training Programmes 2024/25 will take place between November 2024 and April 2025.

Please note that Winter Training takes place on Sundays.

For any questions relating to the nomination process, please contact our Assistant Pathway Coach, Paul Heard.